We are in the middle of the winter wedding romance. Do you stay grouped? Are you feeling festive? As your cozy cold weather wedding approaches, we have a few ideas to keep your guests warm: warm winter drinks and hot Cocktails.
Yes, Martinis can feel festive. But as an increasingly cold wedding guest, I’m going for the warm tots and mulled Plonk this winter wedding season.
Imagine non-alcoholic treats like mulled cider and Chai, as well as non-alcoholic treats like Butterrum and hot tots. There are so many fun and festive hot drinks that you can incorporate into your winter wedding. In addition, many of these winter tips can be interactive. We offer ideas such as hot chocolate stations with many side dishes and side desserts. Ideal for guests who are elderly children or children at heart!
Hot chocolate station.
“Hot drinks are always a hit, when the Temperatures drop. And they are even better if you can customize them! A hot chocolate station, where guests can build their own hot chocolate masterpiece, is a great addition to any dessert station. Customers rarely want to leave the dance floor. But if you accompany a drink station with a Dessert, you will surely enjoy the heat! Coffee, tea or chocolate stations allow guests to warm up and prepare their own drink at their leisure.”
Hot buttered rum or hot Toddy.
“Hot butter rum or a hot Toddy are an unexpected treat to please your guests. Plus, it’s a little more out of the box than regular cider or hot cocoa!”
A coffee truck with alcohol.
“What better way to warm up than Latte Macchiato and hot chocolate? We love working with our friends at espresso Dave to set up a coffee cart at weddings to offer drink specials. Order everything from latte Macchiato to hot chocolate. And if your venue allows, you can complement them with a delicious liqueur like Bailey’s or a peppermint liqueur to warm up your guests even more!”
European Drinking Chocolate Station.
“Contrary to popular belief, your drinks don’t always need to be staggered to create an enjoyable drinking experience. I love the idea of a European drinking chocolate station that goes hand in hand with your dessert bar. A more playful and casual version of it would be a hot chocolate bar with a topping bar.”
Seasonal flavored drinks with cinnamon and Vanilla.
“It’s time for a prickly winter warm-up: hot chocolate with cinnamon, Vanilla and a touch of Bourbon. Traditional hot chocolate is also a good place to start. Especially if you make it interactive by creating your own hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, candy canes, etc. for Guests to Experiment.”
Mulled Plonk or mulled cider.
“I love winter weddings because they can be so fun, festive and cozy! Some fun drinks to incorporate are a delicious mulled Plonk or mulled cider (with or without thorns!). Guests will enjoy the hot drink to make them feel comfortable!”
Spanish coffee or Cocktails with holiday taste.
“A hot Spanish coffee is the perfect addition to your wedding reception to keep guests warm and dancing the night away. The final flambée finale is a breathtaking sight for those waiting in line at the Bar, and the simple addition of caffeine boosts energy in the last hours of your reception. Add extra flavors like peppermint or mocha to add an extra holiday touch and personalize each Signature Cocktail!”
“Nothing makes me more comfortable than a warm and sparkling Chai. Black tea with milk, ginger, cardamom, cloves and peppercorns provides pure warmth in a Cup. And black tea? Caffeine so you can dance the night away! If you want to make it special, we recommend hiring a bartender to pour long streams of tea from magnificent Indian kettles into classic Chai pots.”
Moroccan Mint Tea.
“Another invigorating infusion, Moroccan mint tea, is refreshing and warming. Just like above, traditional tea kettles and glassware make your tea station a little extra. Easy to prepare, all you need is Chinese powdered black tea, packs of fresh mint, sugar (or honey!) and lemon if you like! I suggest combining these with almond cookies or shortbread.”
Warm winter lemonade cocktail (or Mocktail).
“Just like the tea served, winter lemonade would make a fabulous Cocktail or Mocktail. Use this basic recipe. Then pour it with favorite aromas like ginger or lavender. Or make it wet with your favorite spirit. Continue to lift the drink with candied lemon slices or edible floral fillings.”
“Sorry, how much fun would a Matcha latte station be? Now we can imagine all the adorable Desserts spread out on the table. Maybe Pistachio macaroons, mini-donuts and a nice green wedding cake?”
Drink warm eggnog.
“For holiday weddings, we can’t imagine a more suitable winter wedding cocktail than boozy Hot Egg Nogs. This is a festive winter warm drink. Allow your guests to combine their eggnog with a variety of different spirits: Brandy, Bourbon, rum or Sherry.”